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LON-82477A: Post Medieval, 16th century, copper alloy thimble with stamped decocation, AD.1520-1600

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THIMBLE

Unique ID: LON-82477A

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post Medieval, 16th century, copper alloy thimble with stamped decocation, AD.1520-1600. The thimble is missing the top and has been flattened. There are two bands of rouletted decoration separated by a band of repeated concentric circular designs. The upper half of the thimble is covered in a spiral of hand punched indentations, at the start of the spiral there is a small sickle like stamp, possibly a makers mark. This is a light decorated thimble made in Nuremburg.See Holmes 1988, for parallels.

Height: 20.92mm
Width: 25.41mm
Weight: 2g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1520
Date to: Circa AD 1600

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 20.92 mm
Width: 25.41 mm
Weight: 2 g

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete
Surface Treatment: Incised or engraved or chased

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: City and County of the City of London (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Vintry (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3280
Four figure Latitude: 51.5035277
Four figure longitude: -0.09955492
1:25K map: TQ3280
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LON
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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